About Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center
Sixteen religious congregations serving the southern United States for many decades came together to discuss the possibility of building a skilled care nursing facility. Individually, the congregations were no longer able to provide the level of skilled care needed by their membership at affordable costs. The vision for the project became clear. The primary purpose is to serve men and women religiously associated with these and other congregations, diocesan priests and laity.
OLW is licensed by the State of Louisiana, offering 138 beds for skilled care and intermediate care servicing long-term care needs. There are 60 semi-private beds and 78 private beds. Each room has a bathroom with a private toilet and lavatory. Once accepted as a resident, an individual is given a bedroom assignment based on their needs and care requirements. We provide care for dementia and Alzheimer needs of residents within the facility, as well as in the program offerings.
A clinic in the facility offers a full staff and program of rehabilitative services - including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, which are available to residents. Within the clinic, there is space for physician exams and conference rooms, as well as dental and podiatry care. There are plans for a future opening of Outpatient Rehab Services.
OLW offers a comprehensive Pastoral Care Program to provide for the spiritual, personal and emotional needs of the residents. The facility has a beautiful Chapel reserved for the Spiritual Liturgical program offered. We give special attention to planning the spiritual program so as to include and honor the distinct charism and devotions of each religious congregation. Celebrations of congregations' patronal feasts and events are an integral part of the daily and yearly activities. Daily Mass is offered at 11:00 am, and we welcome residents and friends to join in this service. Chaplains and Ministers of other church-affiliated groups are always welcomed to visit with members of their congregations.
Additional features of the OLW facility are: Hair Salon, Gift Shop, Auditorium, Activity Rooms, numerous sitting areas, beautiful patios and gardens so as to provide for the diverse needs of all residents.